Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome After Esophagectomy With Cervical Esophagogastrostomy

Ku Ran Cho, Won Min Jo

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    A 50-year-old man who underwent esophagectomy with cervical esophagogastrostomy for esophageal cancer presented with superior mesenteric artery syndrome. He had severe diffuse and dull abdominal pain and frequent vomiting that began within 10 days after the operation. He also complained of indigestion and early fullness, and lost more than 5 kg of body weight during the period. The symptoms were initiated by poor oral intake and weight loss, and were relieved by nutritional support. Although it is very rare, we conclude that surgeons and radiologists should be aware of the possibility of superior mesenteric artery syndrome as one of the complications after esophagectomy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)e37-e38
    JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 2006 Nov

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery
    • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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